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This is Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview for ace brought to you by Mustaavalkosta and TeamCodefire.

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* Your warranty is now void.
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* I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
* thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
* do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
* before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
* you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
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Touch Developer Preview Release Notes

General:
This is very alpha version of Ubuntu Touch. IT'S NOT READY FOR DAILY DRIVER. This is mainly for those curious souls like me to see how it runs on this relatively old device. There are and will be bugs.

[YOUTUBE]cGVQU3q_SkM[/YOUTUBE] [YOUTUBE]jv5kvpck-iI[/YOUTUBE] [YOUTUBE]sLtcj7FdIYA[/YOUTUBE]

Thanks and credits:
  • Andromadus (for msm7x30 support)
  • Canonical
  • CodeAuroraForum
  • CyanogenMod
  • BananaGranola
  • Epic Beard Men
  • eXistZ
  • Flemmard
  • Flinny
  • Juansheng
  • KangBangKreations
  • synergye
  • TeamCodefire (for hosting, priceless)
  • Flow-Wolf
  • All the rest that have helped to construct these builds and develop software for ace directly or indirectly in the past.

Gits:
Changelogs:
  • None

Not working:
  • Apparently calls work in some degree
  • Data/3G
  • Camera
  • Screen on/off is a bit buggy (there's no timeout etc.)
  • Sound
  • If you plan to install more apps, space is a bit limited as it's using phone's internal memory instead of sdcard ext4 partition hack. There's approx. 200MB free in /data after extracting Ubuntu's rootfs.
  • Everything that I forgot / haven't noticed.

Prerequisites:
  • Have at least 1GB free on your sdcard prior flashing.
  • Have some experience at tinkering with your device. I won't be giving further step-by-step guidance as this is experimental thing, be a little experimental yourself.
  • 7Zip and notepad++ (or equivalents) for updates from Ubuntu's mirror

Fresh installation instructions:
  1. Want latest rootfs? Go to update instructions.
  2. Download quantal-preinstalled-armel-ace-20130303.zip
  3. Download quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf-20130303.zip
  4. Download ubuntu-ppi-ace.zip
  5. Put the files on sdcard.
  6. Check that you meet the sdcard free space requirements.
  7. Reboot to recovery.
  8. Do factory reset (ie. format /data, /cache, /sd-ext and /sdcard/.android_secure)
  9. Flash quantal-preinstalled-armel-ace-20130303.zip
  10. Flash quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf-20130303.zip (this will take a while due two large extracting tasks)
  11. Flash ubuntu-ppi-ace.zip
  12. Reboot and enjoy.


Update installation instructions:
  1. Download latest quantal-preinstalled-armel-ace-XXXXXXXX.zip (optional if you are just updating Ubuntu rootfs)
  2. Download latest quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip
  3. Download ubuntu-ppi-ace.zip
  4. Open quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip with 7zip and go to META-INF\com\google\android\
  5. Right-click updater-script and click Edit (make sure you have proper editor set as default, e.g. notepad++).
  6. Do these changes to the script file: https://gist.github.com/Mustaavalkosta/5123952 (make sure you have correct timestamp instead of leaving XXXXXXXX in it) and save the file.
  7. Close the editor and 7zip should ask you if you want to update the file in the zip. Of course select yes.
  8. Put the files on sdcard.
  9. Check that you meet the sdcard free space requirements.
  10. Reboot to recovery.
  11. Flash quantal-preinstalled-armel-ace-XXXXXXXX.zip (optional if you are just updating Ubuntu rootfs)
  12. Flash quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip (this will take a while due two large extracting tasks)
  13. Flash ubuntu-ppi-ace.zip
  14. Reboot and enjoy.


Removal instructions:
  1. Reboot to recovery
  2. Restore nandroid or do factory reset and flash whatever you want.


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Donations:(codefi.re donations are used to cover the server costs, my donations will be used to increase my beard growth in a way or another)


Q&A:
Q: Can I flash KangBang perfomance kernel or some other kernel?
A: No, unless it includes required kernel changes.

Q: How can I build Ubuntu Touch myself?
A: Follow Ubuntu's guide and apply my local_manifest. Then just fix quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip's updater-script (see update instructions above) and you are good to go.

Q: How do I shutdown the device?
A: Pressing power button continuously for couple of seconds seems to switch it off but since there's zero userspace feedback about this happening I prefer the options below from Ubuntu's wiki.

Currently the power button does not work with recent kernels, so one of the following options must be run:
  • remove the battery and replace it
  • run adb reboot (will obviously reboot, not shutdown)
  • run "reboot -p" from the adb shell
    Code:
    adb root
    *unplug the cable and replug it*
    adb shell reboot -p

Q: Something about something something something.
A: Ask the guy/gal next to you.
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3rd March 2013, 04:36 PM |#2  
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i just tried thison my HTC One X+ and it looks and feels really good. Fast and responsive! I hope that the same goes for my baby (DHD/I4G).
3rd March 2013, 04:53 PM |#3  
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I look forward to to try it! Thaaaaanks!
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Re: [ROM][DEV] Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview [2013-03-03]
Will try it. Thak you for the effort you make for us DHD users. I hope this will become daily driver some day.

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3rd March 2013, 05:11 PM |#5  
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I keep getting "404 not found" for the first file download.
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GREAT!!!!!!SUPERB!!!!!!! will look forward......thx for now...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by superbeast_87

I keep getting "404 file not found" for the first file download.

Yeah, sorry about that. I forgot webserver didn't like + signs in filenames. Fixed now.
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Yeeeesssssss! I download, and test!
Thanks!


And here is a little gift, for the topic, or users, or developers!

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3rd March 2013, 06:04 PM |#9  
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I just got wifi to work. You can add /system/etc/init.d/21bcmdhd script with something like "modprobe bcmdhd" in it or wait for me to upload updated build on top of the current one and reflash. I'll add edit to this post when it's available for download.

Edit: Re-upload done on quantal-preinstalled-armel-ace-20130303.zip. Just reflash it and you should have working wifi.
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I do not believe it, but it works!

It is true that slow, slipped on the keyboard, but it works!
Although yet to issue a sound: D
3rd March 2013, 06:26 PM |#11  
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Can I see a screen shots and some videos of this ROM
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